Other resources and readings

The following resources are highly recommended for nurse practitioners (NP) or hospital administrators who are considering the implementation of NP authority to admit, treat and discharge hospital patients. Resources are listed alphabetically.

Australia (New South Wales)

Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.

Nurse practitioners in NSW ‘Gaining Momentum': rapid review of the nurse practitioner literature

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)

A key 2010 report by A. DiCenso and D. Bryant-Lukosius on advanced practice nursing (APN) roles in Canada

Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in Canada: A Decision Support Synthesis

Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership

Dec. 2010 issue focusing on APN roles, including NPs.

Volume 23 - Special Issue - December 2010

Canadian Nurses Association

Progress Report: Recommendations of the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Initiative, 2009

Integration Plan for the Nurse Practitioner Role and tools for advocacy. 

Canadian Nurse Practitioner Initiative, 2011.

College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia

Examines NP-sensitive outcomes in multiple clinical settings and reviews current literature. 

"2014 Summary Report: Nurse Practitioner-Sensitive Outcomes

McMaster University Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing  

The CHSRF (Canadian Health Services Research Fund)/CIHR (Canadian Institutes of    Health Research) Chair ran from 2001-2011 and was co-sponsored by the Ontario        Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

APN Data Collection Toolkit (including the PEPPA Framework)

APN Literature Database

APN Resources

Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)

This 2012 report called is a valuable tool for organizations looking to implement Regulation 965 and move towards full utilization of NPs.

Enabling Nurse Practitioners to Admit and Discharge: A Guide for Hospitals

Other related publications

Evidence for Nurse Practitioners (NP) hospital based roles positively    impacting patient care exist. Information on the NP in the Most Responsible Pronder (MRP) role exists    in pockets of primary care in Canada and the United States. 

Nurse Practitioners as Most Responsible Provider: Impact on Care for Seniors Admitted to an Ontario Hospital


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